Jun 17

Summer Information, including our YOUNG AMERICAN’S SUMMER CAMP WITH SHOW TICKET INFORMATION!!

YA_SC_Banner_Muskegon

YOUNG AMERICANS, AND 180+ YOUTH, PERFORM LIVE

TODAY (SATURDAY) at MONA SHORES HIGH SCHOOL

 

Who: Youth in Grades 3 through first year college

When: Workshop is July 14th-19th with COMMUNITY SHOWS on Saturday, July 19th at both 1pm AND 4:30pm. (Same cast in each show)

Where: Mona Shores High School Performing Arts Center 1121 Seminole Road, Muskegon, MI

Tickets: Can be purchased in advance at the MSHS Auditorium lobby  Saturday morning between 10:30am-11am.

Or get them at the door beginning 1/2 hour before each show. Both general admission ($10 students, $12 Adults) as well as a pick your seat/reserved option ($20) is available.

All ticket proceeds from The Young Americans JUMP Summer Camps go directly back to help fund the Mona Shores Choir Program!

Local Contact:  Shawn Lawton, MSHS Choir Director

 (231) 780-4711 ext. 8319 | Email:lawtons@monashores.net

 PLEASE GO TO OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AND HELP US SPREAD THE WORD SO WE HAVE LARGE AUDIENCES FOR THESE KIDS THAT ARE WORKING SO HARD! HERE IS THE LINK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/705021096201009/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 ___________________________________________________________

Ladies and Gentlemen of Muskegon,

Let us ponder how much live theater we have been able to enjoy this summer in our little neck of the woods…very little!

This weekend, all that will change! Over 180 youth are currently studying and performing with the multi-national, 43-member cast based in Los Angeles, CA, known as The Young Americans during the 2014 JUMP Summer Camp Tour this week.  The workshop week culminates in two performances that are simply off the charts and you will walk away inspired…that’s a guarantee!

The camp is filled with intensive classes in music, performance, dance and acting and will CULMINATE WITH A BROADWAY STYLED, TWO HOUR SHOW FOR THE COMMUNITY full of color, costume, talent and musical passion.

Founded over 50 years ago in Hollywood, California and known as the world’s first Show Choir, this non-profit performance and music education group uses music as a tool to inspire youth and audiences all across the world.  From their early days of performing with legends such as Andy Williams, Ed Sullivan, and Bing Crosby to their current International Music Outreach Tours that include 325 shows a year across 11 countries,  the Young Americans remain the pinnacle of excellence in both music and dance performance.  Don’t miss it!

PROFESSIONAL SHOW DVD IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

On another note, by popular demand, we are bringing in a professional videographer to videotape the production (he will tape both shows and edit it into one final show). He is our regular videographer and he does a wonderful job. It is of high quality.

We sent the kids home with video order forms in hand on day one. They are $25 each and for Mona Shores students, they will be delivered to your schools right at the beginning of this school year. For anyone needing to have the DVD mailed, there will be an additional $5 charge. You can turn in the order forms during drop off or pick up day or during intermission/pre and post show.

There are extra order forms at the ticket table in the lobby of the HS auditorium.

Click the link below for a printable order form!

YA Camp DVD Order Form

For further details about the YA’s:

CLICK HERE!

 

SATURDAY INFORMATION FOR CAMPERS AND THEIR FAMILIES! 

 

Hello YA Campers and Families:

We made MLive yesterday!! Here is the link to the article if you haven’t seen it yet.

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2014/07/the_young_americans_brings_mus.html

Here is a reminder about the details for today’s camp and shows (last day today).

Check in is between 10:30am and 11:00am. After a one hour rehearsal, the kids will have their lunch break, so they stillneed to pack a lunch on Saturday. In between the two shows, there will also be some down time and the kids will likely be hungry, so pack a snack or two! If you are a Young American’s host family, don’t forget they need packed lunches too.

The first show begins at 1pm and the second show begins at 4:30pm. If you have not yet purchased your tickets, you can still get them during the check in tomorrow morning (10:30am-11:00am) in the auditorium lobby! Tickets will also be on sale at the door before the shows. Tickets are $10 students, $12 adults and reserved seats are $20. Keep in mind, all ticket proceeds go to the Mona Shores Choir! 

The kids need to wear their camp t-shirts that they received today as part of their costume for the show. On the bottom, jeans/black pants or jean shorts/black shorts but please make sure the shorts are not short shorts. The exact words from their director Cordell today was, “if you choose to wear shorts, they need to be knee length.”

You can purchase a professional quality DVD of the two shows (it will be edited into one show) using the attached order form. Just turn it in at the ticket table in the lobby on your way in or out. There will also be order forms available in the lobby. They are $25 and will be delivered to the student’s school right away in the fall if they are Shores kids. If you are not in the Shores district and want a copy, you can pay an additional $5 and have it mailed to you.

Below is also a reminder that some of you volunteered to usher/pass out programs before the shows. Please be in the lobby one hour before the show. I will meet you there. If you don’t see your name and volunteered, it is because I actually had too many offers! Thanks!

Usher 1:00pm Sat Show (MSHS Lobbby by noon) Usher 4:30pm Sat Show (MSHS Lobby by 3:30pm)
Erin Quaine Lisa Bowers
Kelly Bricker Dave Bowers
Mark Miller Heather Ross
Meggan Muchna Tony Ross
Selena Williams Anne Brainard
Nancy Grigsby John Brainard
Lori Gripton Amy Johnson
Lynn Diffell Heather Hall

Again, special thanks to all the parents out there that volunteered as incident coordinators, lunch time monitors, ushers and especially to the women that catered the lunches for all the Young Americans! You were all great!

See you at the show. It is going to blow your mind. Tell your family and friends, and go to our Facebook event page and announce that you are going and spread the word. We want these kids to have a big audience!

Here is a link to the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/705021096201009/

For further details about the YA’s:

CLICK HERE!

YOUNG AMERICAN’S CAMP SPECIAL GUEST TEACHERS VISITED US ON FRIDAY!

Jeffrey Polk

Jeffrey Polk-This guy is one of the two guest teachers that will be at the YA camp this summer…check out those credits people!!

http://www.musicaltheatreguild.com/mtgjpolk2.html

michael Jones

Michael Jones-This is the other of the two guest teachers. You may have to copy/paste this one into your browser.

http://www.ptdya.org/mikecandance/resume.shtml

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Are:

July 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.

 Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

 

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 10

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 09

Monday, June 9, 2014

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

NEW! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

Listed by grade, but in no particular order 

 

Current 8th Graders

Noah Patterson

Emma Nelson

Current 9th Graders

Charles Poole III

Evan Eling

Jamal Chapman

Haylee Paprocki

Haley Wiewora

Emily Swainston

Serena Schultz

Cassie Jones

Claudia Schaafsma

Current 10th Graders

Dale Liddle

Loryn DuRose

Ashley Kim

Quintanilla Dowdell

Nikki Burmeister

Jaime Gibbs

Current 11th Graders

Diontaye Gordon

Lucas Cooper

Faith Bordeau

Marion Oldaker

Megan Amrhein

 

 

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 05

Friday, June 6, 2014

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

NEW! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

Listed by grade, but in no particular order 

 

Current 8th Graders

Noah Patterson

Emma Nelson

Current 9th Graders

Charles Poole III

Evan Eling

Jamal Chapman

Haylee Paprocki

Haley Wiewora

Emily Swainston

Serena Schultz

Cassie Jones

Claudia Schaafsma

Current 10th Graders

Dale Liddle

Loryn DuRose

Ashley Kim

Quintanilla Dowdell

Nikki Burmeister

Jaime Gibbs

Current 11th Graders

Diontaye Gordon

Lucas Cooper

Faith Bordeau

Marion Oldaker

Megan Amrhein

 

 

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 05

Thursday, June 5, 2014

newyorkREMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE TODAY (THURSDAY)! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:

New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

choir folder

FOLDER CONTINUES TODAY (THURSDAY)!!

We will collect all of your remaining music and your folder, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions TODAY  (Thursday, June 5th) @ 7pm. BE HERE BY 6:45PM TO WARM UP! Dress nicely and have your song memorized!

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 03

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

newyorkREMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE TOMORROW (THURSDAY)! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:

New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

shores

REMINDER! Seniors…You do have one last performance…It’s at graduation! It’s just YOU! You will come up an sing the Alma Mater as a group right near the end. It will be the absolute last time with me as your director…sigh.

Do you know the words? If you don’t…LEARN THEM NOW!

 

Hail the colors blue and white our loyalty we give

And the spirit of the Anchor long in us will live

All the days of fun and friendship n’er forgot shall be

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Through the years of life and learning, full if oh so few

E’er you memory will inspire us onto heights anew

As we go our separate ways your image we will see

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

choir folder

FOLDER COLLECTION BEGINS TODAY (WEDNESDAY)!!

We will collect all of your remaining music and your folder, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Bordeau, Faith

260

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com before JUNE 5th.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions TOMORROW  (Thursday, June 5th) @ 7pm. Sign up in the choir room today with your name, current grade and the name of the song you plan to sing.

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 02

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

newyorkREMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE-THIS WEEK THURDAY! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:

New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

shores

REMINDER! Seniors…You do have one last performance…It’s at graduation! It’s just YOU! You will come up an sing the Alma Mater as a group right near the end. It will be the absolute last time with me as your director…sigh.

Do you know the words? If you don’t…LEARN THEM NOW!

 

Hail the colors blue and white our loyalty we give

And the spirit of the Anchor long in us will live

All the days of fun and friendship n’er forgot shall be

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Through the years of life and learning, full if oh so few

E’er you memory will inspire us onto heights anew

As we go our separate ways your image we will see

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

choir folder

REMINDER!! We continue to collect all of your remaining music, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Bordeau, Faith

260

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED (details below)…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP! 

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

REMINDER!  SUPPORT Ms. Jessica’s new album! Jessica Fogle is an indie singer/songwriter who is producing a radio-ready album as an independent.  This process costs thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours of time.  The project has gone great so far, over the past 6 months, but she needs your help!

…CLICK HERE to read the whole story and donate!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   A little or a lot, everything helps :)  Oh and there are little perks and gifts with each donation! Students, alums, parents, spread the word!!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com before JUNE 5th.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 5th, 7pm. Sign up in the choir room today with your name, current grade and the name of the song you plan to sing.

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 02

Monday, June 2, 2014

newyork

REMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE-THIS WEEK! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:

New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

shores

REMINDER! Seniors…You do have one last performance…It’s at graduation! It’s just YOU! You will come up an sing the Alma Mater as a group right near the end. It will be the absolute last time with me as your director…sigh.

Do you know the words? If you don’t…LEARN THEM NOW!

 

Hail the colors blue and white our loyalty we give

And the spirit of the Anchor long in us will live

All the days of fun and friendship n’er forgot shall be

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Through the years of life and learning, full if oh so few

E’er you memory will inspire us onto heights anew

As we go our separate ways your image we will see

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Blog Poster Image Pop 2014

REMINDER! POP PHOTO CD order forms are in the choir room for pick up!  $10 gets you a disc full of memories.  Get this in before it’s too late!

choir folder

REMINDER!! We continue to collect all of your remaining music, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

NEW! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

Treble

Warren, Danielle

10

F

211B

S

112B

27

170

 

Anchormen

Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen

Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

Singers

Anton, Jennifer

11

F

111A

S

168

29

92

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

 

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Acapella

 

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Bordeau, Faith

260

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED (details below)

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

REMINDER!  SUPPORT Ms. Jessica’s new album! Jessica Fogle is an indie singer/songwriter who is producing a radio-ready album as an independent.  This process costs thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours of time.  The project has gone great so far, over the past 6 months, but she needs your help!

…CLICK HERE to read the whole story and donate!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   A little or a lot, everything helps :)  Oh and there are little perks and gifts with each donation! Students, alums, parents, spread the word!!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com before JUNE 5th.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 5th, 7pm.

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

May 30

Friday, May 30, 2014

newyork

REMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE-NEXT WEEK! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:
New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

shores

REMINDER! Seniors…You do have one last performance…It’s at graduation! It’s just YOU! You will come up an sing the Alma Mater as a group right near the end. It will be the absolute last time with me as your director…sigh.

Do you know the words? If you don’t…LEARN THEM NOW!

 

Hail the colors blue and white our loyalty we give

And the spirit of the Anchor long in us will live

All the days of fun and friendship n’er forgot shall be

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Through the years of life and learning, full if oh so few

E’er you memory will inspire us onto heights anew

As we go our separate ways your image we will see

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Blog Poster Image Pop 2014

REMINDER! POP PHOTO CD order forms are in the choir room for pick up!  $10 gets you a disc full of memories.  Get this in before it’s too late!

choir folder

REMINDER!! We continue to collect all of your remaining music, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

NEW! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

Treble

Warren, Danielle

10

F

211B

S

112B

27

170

 

Anchormen

Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen

Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

Singers

Anton, Jennifer

11

F

111A

S

168

29

92

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

 

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Acapella

 

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Bordeau, Faith

260

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

shoes

REMINDER!! Any senior willing to donate their choir shoes, we will be happy to have them. There are always new students that struggle with coming up with the money for choir shoes each year, and we use the shoes you donated for that purpose.

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UPS DRAW TO A CLOSE

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

LAST DAY LEFT TO SIGN UP…SIGN UP BY

THIIS FRIDAY, MAY 30th!! 

If you choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments. 

If you were unable to attend the meeting last week Thursday evening, the choir has plans to travel internationally again in the summer of 2016. This experience could be a very exciting, life changing experience for YOU!

 

Everything you need to learn more or sign up for the tour can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour.

Sign up by the end of the month of May! It promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

REMINDER!  SUPPORT Ms. Jessica’s new album! Jessica Fogle is an indie singer/songwriter who is producing a radio-ready album as an independent.  This process costs thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours of time.  The project has gone great so far, over the past 6 months, but she needs your help!

…CLICK HERE to read the whole story and donate!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   A little or a lot, everything helps :)  Oh and there are little perks and gifts with each donation! Students, alums, parents, spread the word!!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com before JUNE 5th.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 5th, 7pm.

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

May 28

Thursday, May 29, 2014

newyork

REMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:
New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:45pm on these dates.

 

shores

REMINDER! Seniors…You do have one last performance…It’s at graduation! It’s just YOU! You will come up an sing the Alma Mater as a group right near the end. It will be the absolute last time with me as your director…sigh.

Do you know the words? If you don’t…LEARN THEM NOW!

 

Hail the colors blue and white our loyalty we give

And the spirit of the Anchor long in us will live

All the days of fun and friendship n’er forgot shall be

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Through the years of life and learning, full if oh so few

E’er you memory will inspire us onto heights anew

As we go our separate ways your image we will see

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Blog Poster Image Pop 2014

REMINDER! POP PHOTO CD order forms are in the choir room for pick up!  $10 gets you a disc full of memories.  Get this in before it’s too late!

choir folder

REMINDER!! We continue to collect all of your remaining music, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

NEW! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

Treble

Warren, Danielle

10

F

211B

S

112B

27

170

 

Anchormen

Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen

Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

Singers

Anton, Jennifer

11

F

111A

S

168

29

92

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

 

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Acapella

Wu, Linda

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Bordeau, Faith

260

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

Lee, Helen???!!!!

236

???

Treble

Anchormen

Peterson, Jordan

67

Singers

Hastings, Jonathon (#?)

162

182?

Singers

Schrier, Mallory???

84

???

 

shoes

REMINDER!! Any senior willing to donate their choir shoes, we will be happy to have them. There are always new students that struggle with coming up with the money for choir shoes each year, and we use the shoes you donated for that purpose.

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UPS DRAW TO A CLOSE

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

1 DAY LEFT TO SIGN UP…SIGN UP BY

THIIS FRIDAY, MAY 30th!! 

If you were unable to attend the meeting last week Thursday evening, the choir has plans to travel internationally again in the summer of 2016. This experience could be a very exciting, life changing experience for YOU!

 

Everything you need to learn more or sign up for the tour can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour.

Sign up by the end of the month of May! It promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

REMINDER!  SUPPORT Ms. Jessica’s new album! Jessica Fogle is an indie singer/songwriter who is producing a radio-ready album as an independent.  This process costs thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours of time.  The project has gone great so far, over the past 6 months, but she needs your help!

…CLICK HERE to read the whole story and donate!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   A little or a lot, everything helps :)  Oh and there are little perks and gifts with each donation! Students, alums, parents, spread the word!!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com before JUNE 5th.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 5th, 7pm.

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

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